They don't even deserve my one star. The most evil company in the entire universe. I think they bought these reviews because they don't even deserve any recommendations. Freelancer.com practices economic slavery and grows under the baseline of racism.
I can prove it.
My story is this. I started working as a freelancer in 2009 with Rent A Coder before they sold to vWorker, and I also worked with Scriptlance, and I was contented with these two before they sold out to this evil company. Before then, I joined Freelancer.com but was not comfortable with their disorderly practice, so I abandoned the site and continued with vWorker and Scriptlance.
Scriptlance and vWorker sold to Freelancer, that's how I found myself back to Freelancer.com. I felt uneasy initially, but due to my reviews, which is over 75, I decided to ignore their administrative issues and continue with them. I worked as a service provider with Freelancer.com for eight years with over 208 reviews, before I left for post-natal leave for a year, came back and discovered my account of over 10 years was closed.
The customer service told me they suspect fraudulent activities two months ago and I told them I gave birth and was off for more than a year. They promised to look into the issue but didn't reply again. I waited for their reply for weeks before I opened another account to ask them to reinstall my account. They told me three accounts were opened in my name. I confirmed that I abandoned one years back and I only use one account, which is the one with 208 reviews, that I need it reinstalled. The customer service promised to handle it and asked me not to open another account to chat with them, which I obliged, but they emailed me three weeks later and told me they don't need my services anymore. I asked why and got no reply until date. If I'm not a professional, I wouldn't have up to 208 good reviews.
As for the fraudulent activity, I recur once that my Freelancer account was hacked and $80 was stolen from me. I told support, but got no refund because they told me that their database got vulnerable and some hackers hit their system then. I bear those losses without complaint, so their claim that someone used my account while I was away didn't add up. I didn't give anyone my login details. Freelancer.com support asked me all these questions, which I answered, and they promised to reinstall my account.
Before this final reply from their manager. who emailed me that Africans are no longer needed, so "my services are no longer needed." I couldn't hold myself back because reporting people or company is not my thing, but I can't help but feel used by Freelancer to serve its clients' needs and made the company proud only to be dumped due to a racist attitude. I wasn't the only one complaining about it, two of my African colleagues working there told me their account was removed and an increasing number of white people are dominating Freelancer.com. But that database was built by the sweat of Africans and Asians. I'm not a racist since I enjoy meeting people of all race, that's why I chose to work from home. But their racist behavior made me believe there is more evil in this world than we humans know.
I will continue to share my ugly experience until Freelancer.com becomes notoriously popular for what they did to me. It's unfair that my effort of 10 years has gone down the drain and I will devote another 10 years and use legal actions to prove my innocence in this case. Please avoid Freelancer.com! Don't use them! Evil, selfish, and inconsiderate customer support, who doesn't look at details but runs to their bosses for stupid decisions.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend